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Early Childhood Academy


About the Program

Ramsey County Early Childhood Academy offers a variety of new and expanded services to increase the number of quality child care programs in Ramsey County.

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Child Care Program Start-Up and Expansion

Are you thinking about starting your own childcare business?  Think Small’s Capacity Building coaches will help you from start to finish with everything you need for a top-rated program. We offer up to 20 hours of technical assistance plus other resources at absolutely no cost.

Free Online Training

Think Small Institute offers a wide range of learning opportunities which include options for both live-virtual training and self-paced eLearning.

This is an opportunity to take training hours required for licensing, Parent Aware and the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential.

Learning Communities

Learn about starting a childcare business alongside other passionate educators like yourself. Our Learning Community series covers a range of topics such as the licensing process, policies and procedures, compliance and reporting requirements, marketing and communications, and resource development.

Ramsey County Early Childhood Academy is a part of the Ramsey County Investment and Support Efforts program, funded through the American Rescue Plan Act.